Of the estimated 174,000 women who have breast conservation
surgery each year, approximately 30 percent will require repeat surgery because cancer cells are not completely removed during the first procedure.
She and her colleagues at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, studied outcomes of 63 patients (31%) who had breast conservation
therapy and 139 who received mastectomy.
Patient choice may also be an essential factor in considering breast conservation
given the low rate of local recurrence.
Other areas that have been evaluated for benchmarking would present better indicators, such as the use of radiation therapy in patients with invasive cancer who undergo breast conservation
surgery or the use of hormonal therapy in patients with hormone-sensitive tumours .
Most recurrent tumor, unlike unrecognized residual tumor, usually presents at least 2 years following breast conservation
This resulted in change of surgical treatment plan from breast conservation
The study, "A Safety and Efficacy Study of Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) Using the Xoft Axxent eBx System at the Time of Breast Conservation
Surgery for Early-Stage Breast Cancer (the ExBRT study)," compares the Xoft System to traditional external beam radiation therapy (EBRT).
The majority of patients presenting with early breast cancer are suitable for breast conservation
SAN ANTONIO -- Stung by criticism that the radiotherapy component of breast-conserving therapy is such an ordeal that many favorable candidates for breast conservation
opt instead for mastectomy, radiation oncologists have responded by developing an array of far more patient-friendly accelerated partial-breast irradiation techniques.
Radiation oncology; Combination Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy; Brachytherapy; Brachytherapy for the Prevention of Restenosis in Peripheral Arteries Following PTA of the Femoropopliteal System; Intracoronary Brachytherapy; Breast Conservation
Therapy in the Management of Invasive Breast Cancer;
Late-Breaking Data From Pilot Study on New Electromagnetic Wave Device For Tissue Targeting During Breast Conservation
Surgery at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium -
Klimberg concluded that excision plus RFA "may represent a new paradigm in achieving optimal breast conservation
Conventional breast conservation
for the treatment of breast cancer has been shown to have equivalent survival outcomes compared with radical surgery [3-6].
Administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy reduces tumor size, thus enabling breast conservation
surgery in patients who otherwise would require a mastectomy.
The secondary outcome of the trial will determine the rate of eligibility for breast conservation